Feb 22, 2019
CNA Canada Appoints Deakin VP, National Manager, Surety Canada

TORONTO, February 25, 2019 — CNA today announced the appointment of Sean Deakin as Vice President, National Manager, Surety Canada. In this role, Deakin will be responsible for underwriting strategy and underwriting excellence by leading the production and profitability of the surety business in Canada. He will also direct underwriting and coordinate surety product marketing activities across Canada. In addition, Deakin will ensure effective execution of strategy and operational objectives, including the servicing of cross-border business for US branches. Deakin will report to Mike Groman, Vice President, Surety International. Deakin will be based in Toronto.

"Sean's industry experience and proven track record of developing high-performing teams, combined with his outstanding collaboration, and strong leadership skills, make him a well-suited addition to CNA," Groman said. "He will make an excellent steward of our efforts in capitalizing on opportunities and promoting the CNA Surety brand across the country."

Deakin has 23 years of industry experience and joins us from The Guarantee Company of North America, where he was the National Vice President for Surety Operations in Canada.  He has also held previous management positions at Aviva and Zurich.

"I'm excited to join CNA Canada at the time when the company is making a significant investment in talent and technology to support its continued growth," says Deakin.  "I look forward to spearheading a number of strategic initiatives that will help the company and customers thrive in today's surety industry."

About CNA
CNA is one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies. CNA provides a broad range of standard and specialized property and casualty insurance products and services for businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe, backed by 120 years of experience and approximately $45 billion of assets. For more information, please visit CNA Canada at www.cnacanada.ca.

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